Learn how to use shea butter and jojoba oil mix for face to get as an alternative to commercial products for exceptional results!
During winters, natural skincare becomes both critical and tricky. While you need to lock in the moisture of the skin, it is essential to use lightweight products as well, to save the skin from the greasy residue of winter moisturizing. The grease also attracts pollutants in the air, posing more harm than benefits for the skin.
Benefits of Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil for Face
In order to know why they work together, you need to learn about the individual properties and benefits of shea butter and jojoba oil.
Shea butter is the ultimate moisturizing agent for the skin. As a natural humectant, shea butter locks in the skin’s moisture and creates a healthy barrier of protection from free radicals and other pollutants. Apart from moisturizing, shea butter helps even out the skin tone, lightens marks and scars on the skin. It also tightens the skin that makes it an excellent ingredient for anti-aging products.
Jojoba is a light base nourishing carrier oil that works well in most of the blends created for skincare. Jojoba oil is also a potent skin repairer that has skin-plumping and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the skin for glowing results.
What happens when Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil are mixed?
Similar in composition to sebum, an oil produced by the skin, jojoba oil is an ideal carrier for skincare masks and creams. Shea butter and jojoba oil helps heal, tone, and nourish the skin. Apart from the nourishing properties, there is another similarity in shea butter and jojoba oil that makes them a miracle worker for the face together. Both shea butter and jojoba oil are non-comedogenic, a property that helps dissolve dirt stuck in pores. The therapeutic properties of the natural components complement each other and support each other’s healing properties for the skin. Combined, they can repair acne-prone skin and other skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis as well.
Shea butter and Jojoba Oil Mix for Face
Moisturizing Night Time Face Mask
A simple two-ingredient face mask, this DIY recipe restores your skin texture and results in soft, supple skin.
- Half a cup of shea butter (balm-like texture)
- 2ml jojoba oil
- Mix the two ingredients well with an electric hand mixer to create a whipped cream-like texture.
- Apply this face mask for ten minutes.
- Clean your face with cold water and thoroughly clean the skin with a soaked microfiber cloth.
- The mask is rich in oils and hydrating properties, so you don’t need to apply a moisturizer after cleaning the mask.
Note: Shea butter is extracted from nuts, do a patch test of the face mask to check if you are allergic to the ingredient. Monitor for twelve hours and discontinue if there are signs of irritation on the skin.
Three ingredient mask cleanser
Another simple face mask recipe that deeply cleanses and moisturizes the skin. The shea butter and the jojoba oil deep cleanse and repair the skin, along with lavender essential oil that soothes the skin.
- Two tablespoons of shea butter
- Two tablespoons of jojoba oil
- Two drops of lavender essential oil
- Melt shea butter on low heat with double boiler method.
- Once melted, transfer the shea butter in a clean glass bowl.
- Add the jojoba oil to the melted butter.
- Stir thoroughly and let the mixture sit on the counter to cool down slowly ( if rapidly cooled, shea butter develops a grainy texture)
- After thirty minutes, add the lavender essential oil to the mixture.
- Pour it in a wide neck glass bottle and set it aside.
- For use, take a small scoop of the mix and massage thoroughly all over your face and neck gently with your fingertips for two minutes.
- After the massage, clean your face with a microfiber cloth, soaked and rinsed with lukewarm water.
Apply these simple combination face masks in moderation and witness all the grime and skin issues melt away!